For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALTERATION. Any act or process requiring a building permit that changes one or more of the exterior architectural features of a structure, including, but not limited to, the erection, construction, reconstruction or removal of any structure.
   AREA. A specific geographic division of the village.
   BOARD. The Village Board of Trustees.
   CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS. A certificate issued by the Historical Commission indicating its approval of the appropriateness of the plans for alteration, construction, removal or demolition of a landmark or of a structure within a Historic District as defined by this chapter.
   COMMISSION. The Village Historical Commission.
   COMMISSIONERS. Members of the Village Historical Commission.
   CONSTRUCTION. The act of adding to, or altering a structure or new construction that requires a building permit.
   DEMOLITION. Any act or process which destroys in part or in whole a landmark or a structure within a designated Historic District.
   DESIGN CRITERIA. A standard that will preserve the historic and architectural character of the structure or area.
   EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL APPEARANCE. The architectural character and general composition of the exterior of a structure, including but not limited to the kind, color and texture of the building material and the type, design and character of all windows, doors, light fixtures, ornamental details, signs and appurtenant elements.
   HISTORIC DISTRICT. An area designated as a "Historic District" by ordinance of the Village Board of Trustees and which may contain within definable geographic boundaries one or more landmarks and which may have within its boundaries other properties or structures which, while not of such historic and/or architectural significance to be designated as landmarks, nevertheless contribute to the overall visual characteristics of the landmark or landmarks located within the District.
   LANDMARK. A property or structure designated as a "Landmark" by ordinance of the Village Board of Trustees, according to criteria and pursuant to procedures prescribed herein, and which is therefore worthy of rehabilitation, restoration and preservation because of its historic and/or architectural significance to the village.
   OWNER OF RECORD. The person or corporation or other legal entity whose name appears on the records of the County Recorder of Deeds as the title holder.
   PROPERTY. A distinct parcel of real property which is assigned a separate tax parcel number by the County Supervisor of Assessments.
   RELOCATION. Any removal of a structure on a site to another site or any relocation of a structure on its site.
   REPAIR. Any change that does not require a building permit, that is not construction, removal or alteration.
   RESTORATION. The process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions and features of the property which are significant to its historic, architectural and cultural values.
   SIGNIFICANT. Any property, structure or area deserving to be considered as an influence or effect to the cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history of the nation, state or the village.
   STRUCTURE. Anything constructed or erected. An edifice or building of any kind, or any piece of work artificially built-up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner.
(Ord. 642-87, passed 11-17-87)